Over the past 20 years Ray McDonald has worked developing comprehensive cyber security programs in the financial and retail verticals. He is an accomplished results-driven senior security leader with multi-faceted information technology and operations experience. He is a proven security professional and leader of security teams and programs within both Data Center and Cloud Service environments. He has deep, technical experience in Information Security Architecture, Networking and Segmentation, and Security Operations. He has compliance expertise on the application of NIST, GLBA, SOX, CCPA/CPRA, and PCI-DSS and served as a Principal Consultant for ZENSAR/Akibia Technologies as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) performing PCI-DSS assessments and audits.
He has most recently served as Senior Director/Deputy CISO at Dick’s Sporting Goods where he worked to hire and build the Information Security Program over an 8-year period. As a Senior Director he was directly responsible for the evaluation and implementation of security tooling, demand and capacity requirements, budget management, as well as serving as an interface to internal leadership and the Board of Directors for security integration in support of Dick’s Sporting Goods business objectives. He is skilled at guiding both technology and business professionals through the complexities of security architectures, and engineering security solutions to ensure metric driven, repeatable information security programs.